Obama Taps Karl Remon Thompson to Head Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel
President Obama selected Karl Remon Thompson to head the once-obscure but powerful Office of Legal Counsel in the Justice Department.
The New York Times reports that the person in charge of the position is responsible for critical legal policy disputes in the war against Al Qaeda.
The Office of Legal Counsel issues binding opinions on the legality of proposed actions.
“During his five years with the department, Karl has distinguished himself as a lawyer of unparalleled intellect and integrity,” Mr. Holder said in a statement. “His guidance has helped the department navigate some of the toughest legal challenges of this administration. I’m grateful that he has agreed to lead the Office of Legal Counsel and look forward to continuing to rely on his superb judgment as he assumes this new role.”
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Posted: 3/26/14 at 9:20 AM under News Story.
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